Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

view from a window

Lohbado visited a friend and gazed out the window towards Cote des Neiges in Montreal.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Grande Print Art Fair

Lohbado took pictures of some of the people exhibiting prints at the Grand Print Art Fair yesterday in Montreal organized and hosted by Louis Rastelli and friends from Archive Montreal/Expozine and Chromatic Présente. For the collector or connoisseur of art prints, this fair was a cornucopia of visual richness and delight. For those participating, it provided a friendly situation in which to communicate with art other artists and the public and to share ideas and inspiration. More pictures after the jump

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday afternoon portraits in Montreal

Lohbado visited the open studio even hosted by Jan Desrosiers and Jim Kennedy, then rode to visit brother Kenneth who lived nearby. It was enjoyable to sit up high in a spacious old building, huge windows offering a panoramic view and to be surrounded with beautiful paintings.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

an almost forgotten day

Lohbado opened an old video file and was shocked to realize how little he remembered of what he'd been doing, how he felt or what was on his mind. It's kind of strange how so much of existence goes by in the blink of an eye, as one barely skims the surface.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

healing drink

Sometimes healing drink dispelled toxins from Lohbado's brain and nervous system. A ritual brew going back two thousand years, a secret recipe handed down via oral tradition, hit the spot.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

morning walk

Lohbado contemplated existence as he went for morning walk.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

visit to brother Kenneth

Lohbado and Brother Kenneth celebrated Montreal's 375th birthday with some beer purchased at Dépanneur Christine and some friendly conversation. It was fun riding around on the metro, free transit day, getting off at Place des Arts for a while, at Berri Uquam then Beaubien. Lohbado felt like a tourist, plus the weather was great.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

healing power of creativity

At a stop sign, Lohbado stopped and read a passage from Nietszche's Birth of tragedy (La naissance de la Tragédie, traduction par Patric Wotling. Paris: Le Livre de Poche 2013, pages 189-190). The passage celebrates the civilizing influence of art, or art as medicine against degraded human tendencies.

Monday, May 8, 2017

cat thinking about tuna

pain of desire 

Lohbado taking care of 3 cats for a friend, the above cat kept a distance, until Lohbado shared a can of tuna. After that, Lohbado and the grey became friends. The black cat was friendly by nature and the third cat was in a parallel universe.

bleak buildings

Lohbado paused during a bike ride to appreciate the aesthetics of extreme desolation, bleak buildings against grey sky. Heavy sombre forms startled him out of a day dream. He looked at them for a while then kept riding.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lohbado bicycle

A break in the clouds, it stopped raining a while. Lohbado hopped on his bicycle and went for a long ride through the magical city of Montreal.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

looking out the front door at the rain

Lohbado watched rain come down heavy and form little streams flowing past his front door to the drain. Lots of rain in Montreal, dark sky...